Bright [Hair] on a Budget : Ulta’s Love Your Hair Event

Disclaimer–today’s post was intended to be about how to go longer between coloring/highlighting your hair, but boy has it been a rough couple of days!  Kane has been sick with croup and possibly double pink eye, so I’ve had to focus on my baby boy!  I hope you all will excuse the temporary changeup, and tune-in for that post later this week.

If you read my H54F post, then you know I was getting a hair update last Friday.  I’m in love with my cut and color (as you should be after a haircut.  If you’re not, your hairdresser is doing it wrong!)!!  Anyways, as summer’s coming fast and heat/UV rays/pool chlorine can really play a number on your strands, I wanted to pick up some items to mix in my hair routine and to keep my hair healthy in between trims.
Ulta’s Love Your Hair Event is currently going on, and they have some awesome deals on hair products, tools, and services (see ad here). 
Nail Polish (L to R): OPI You’re Such a Budapest and OPI Live. Love. Carnival. Reg. $9 each,
$4.50/each with coupon (BOGO FREE).
CoverGirl Beauty Bag: Free in-store with survey.
Nexxus Pro-Mend Heat Protection. Reg $12.99, $6.99 with coupon.
Brush: Olivia Garden Ceramic + Ion Thermal Hairbrush 3 1/2″. Reg. $22.45,
on sale for $17.96, $13.89 with coupon.
Bobby pins: Karina. Reg. $5, on sale for $4 (unavailable online).
BONUS: $5 off $15 purchase coupon printed with receipt!
I really wanted a bigger round brush to use when drying my hair for at-home blowouts so that I could cut down on my flat iron/curling iron use. Ulta has their Olivia Garden brushes for 20% off, plus you can use Ulta’s current 20% coupon to score extra cash off! I already had my eye on them but when I confirmed that’s the same brand of brush my hairstylist, Ginger, uses, I had to have one.  
I also was in search of a different heat protectant.  I had a $6 off manufactuer’s coupon from Nexxus, so I searched to see if they had a heat protectant with good reviews–they did, so I decided to pick that up as well.
And low and behold, but I got an email coupon from Ulta for BOGO Free OPI nail polish!  Of course I couldn’t pass up that deal!  I know, I know…nail polish seemingly has nothing to do with hair… um, hello… haven’t you ever gotten wet nail polish in your hair thinking it was dry on your nails?lol (Read here about how to prevent that.)
Finally, I scored the sweet CoverGirl beauty bag below for FREE!  At my Ulta, you had to do the survey to get the bag, but I think that some other stores may have different requirements.  I’m really excited about trying the mascara!
My next post will be about how to go longer in between hair colorings.  I don’t have the time or money to get a color update every 6 weeks, so let me share my tricks with you to avoid the 6-8 week hair color cycle!
Do you change up your hair routine in the summer?

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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  1. 5.20.14

    You know, I've never stepped foot in an Ulta. I really need to. You got some great deals!